COVID-19 Resource Center

Lamson Dugan & Murray is here for you. As we all do our part to act as responsible citizens in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 events we have created a Resource Center for those that may be affected by legal implications from the virus.

Our Resource Center is meant to provide you with general guidance on COVID-19 from our team and links to important state and federal resources. Additional resources will be added as more become available.

Lamson Dugan & Murray COVID-19 Resources

Bankruptcy

The Coronavirus Just Doubled the Risk of Mass Bankruptcies

The risk of mass bankruptcies across the U.S. continues to rise as more companies grapple with the fallout stemming from efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus cases, according to one leading bankruptcy professor. According to data [...]

The Small Business Reorganization Act

In August of last year Congress passed, and Mr. Trump signed, legislation to make Chapter 11 more helpful for “small business” debtors, “The Small Business Reorganization Act” (“Subchapter V”), see https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr3311/BILLS-116hr3311enr.pdf.  Subchapter V became effective [...]

Small Biz Bankruptcy Rules Come Just In Time For Many

Changes in the rules governing small business bankruptcies came at a fortuitous time earlier this year and could provide an easier path to reorganization as many more companies are likely to become insolvent due to the [...]

Business

CDC Issues More Comprehensive Guidance For Employers

The CDC has issued more comprehensive guidance and guidelines in support of President Trump’s plan for reopening the United States.  Included, in Appendix F, is specific guidance for a number of industries including child care [...]

SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

The SBA has published a Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application.  The document provides instructions for completing the form and the required calculations.  The instructions note that borrowers may complete the application as directed and [...]

Nebraska Churches Reopen

How are churches to conduct their services now that the governor has eased the COVID-19 restrictions?  From May 4 through May 31, the rule limiting gathers to ten people will be relaxed for churches in [...]

OSHA Alerts

OSHA continues to provide information and best practices for employers in dealing with COVID-19 in the work place. OSHA has issued several “alerts” offering guidance for employers in the retail sector, in construction, in the [...]

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

I know we’ve all had a fair share of questions regarding what is an “essential business” that would be allowed to remain open if the Governor issued a shelter in place/shutdown order.  While Gov. Ricketts [...]

Paycheck Protection Program Application Form

Click the link for the Paycheck Protection Program Application Form: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Borrower%20Paycheck%20Protection%20Program%20Application.pdf If you have questions about the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.  

SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Fully Forgiven [...]

Construction

Best Practices in Dealing with COVID-19

We have all been dealing with the impact of COVID-19, but the situation becomes more personal when one of our own employees reports that he or she is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.  And, with all [...]

Construction Contractors and the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was just passed and it contains a number of provisions that will benefit the construction industry, including, the Paycheck Protection Program, unemployment, and delayed payroll taxes.  [...]

Is it Time to Send your COVID-19 Notice? YES

COVID-19 is hampering all aspects of our lives, and the construction industry is no exception.  As you continue to assess your construction projects, don’t forget that you likely have notice obligations to upstream contractors or [...]

Court

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x7

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x6

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x5

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x4

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x3

Updates in red   Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 Summary

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x2

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Employment

Families First Coronavirus Response Act COVID-19 Poster & FAQ’s

Family First Coronavirus Response ACT COVID-19 Poster and Frequently Asked Questions links below. Link: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf FAQ's: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions If you have questions about the First Coronavirus Response Act, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a [...]

Preparing to Provide Paid Sick and FMLA Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has passed the Senate and signed into law by the President.  It will go into effect on April 1, 2020.  Among the measures included as part of the [...]

COVID-19 Employers Best Practices

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed all our lives. Employers and employees are rightfully concerned about the COVID-19 virus and how it will affect each one of us. Employers, like you, are concerned with how to [...]

Estate Planning

Health Care

State Providing Needed Coronavirus Supply Relief

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update to the State of Nebraska’s efforts to procure necessary supplies for health care facilities, cities, and counties to help combat COVID-19.  The Materiel Division within the Nebraska [...]

Hospitals turn to remote monitoring tools to free up beds – STAT

Desperate to free up beds for only the sickest Covid-19 patients, hospitals nationwide are weighing the use of new technologies to monitor patients from their homes. See the full article here: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-hospitals-weigh-remote-patient-monitoring-tools/ If you have [...]

Legislative

Tax

An Overview of the CARES Act Tax Implications

The CARES Act revised, relaxed and created a number of new tax policies for businesses. While a number of these are still being clarified with respect to interpretation and implementation, they are worth looking at [...]

Workers’ Compensation

Lamson Dugan & Murray COVID-19 Resources

Bankruptcy

The Coronavirus Just Doubled the Risk of Mass Bankruptcies

The risk of mass bankruptcies across the U.S. continues to rise as more companies grapple with the fallout stemming from efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus cases, according to one leading bankruptcy professor. According to data [...]

The Small Business Reorganization Act

In August of last year Congress passed, and Mr. Trump signed, legislation to make Chapter 11 more helpful for “small business” debtors, “The Small Business Reorganization Act” (“Subchapter V”), see https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr3311/BILLS-116hr3311enr.pdf.  Subchapter V became effective [...]

Small Biz Bankruptcy Rules Come Just In Time For Many

Changes in the rules governing small business bankruptcies came at a fortuitous time earlier this year and could provide an easier path to reorganization as many more companies are likely to become insolvent due to the [...]

Business

CDC Issues More Comprehensive Guidance For Employers

The CDC has issued more comprehensive guidance and guidelines in support of President Trump’s plan for reopening the United States.  Included, in Appendix F, is specific guidance for a number of industries including child care [...]

SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

The SBA has published a Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application.  The document provides instructions for completing the form and the required calculations.  The instructions note that borrowers may complete the application as directed and [...]

Nebraska Churches Reopen

How are churches to conduct their services now that the governor has eased the COVID-19 restrictions?  From May 4 through May 31, the rule limiting gathers to ten people will be relaxed for churches in [...]

OSHA Alerts

OSHA continues to provide information and best practices for employers in dealing with COVID-19 in the work place. OSHA has issued several “alerts” offering guidance for employers in the retail sector, in construction, in the [...]

Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19

I know we’ve all had a fair share of questions regarding what is an “essential business” that would be allowed to remain open if the Governor issued a shelter in place/shutdown order.  While Gov. Ricketts [...]

Paycheck Protection Program Application Form

Click the link for the Paycheck Protection Program Application Form: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Borrower%20Paycheck%20Protection%20Program%20Application.pdf If you have questions about the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a call at 402-397-7300.  

SMALL BUSINESS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. Fully Forgiven [...]

Construction

Best Practices in Dealing with COVID-19

We have all been dealing with the impact of COVID-19, but the situation becomes more personal when one of our own employees reports that he or she is suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.  And, with all [...]

Construction Contractors and the CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was just passed and it contains a number of provisions that will benefit the construction industry, including, the Paycheck Protection Program, unemployment, and delayed payroll taxes.  [...]

Is it Time to Send your COVID-19 Notice? YES

COVID-19 is hampering all aspects of our lives, and the construction industry is no exception.  As you continue to assess your construction projects, don’t forget that you likely have notice obligations to upstream contractors or [...]

Court

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x7

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x6

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x5

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x4

Updates in red Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x3

Updates in red   Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 Summary

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES x2

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19 – UPDATES

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Judicial Response to COVID-19

Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, a public health emergency has been declared in the United States.  Experts say that one of the most effective ways to protect against this disease is to limit [...]

Employment

Families First Coronavirus Response Act COVID-19 Poster & FAQ’s

Family First Coronavirus Response ACT COVID-19 Poster and Frequently Asked Questions links below. Link: https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf FAQ's: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-poster-questions If you have questions about the First Coronavirus Response Act, please give Senior Counsel Attorney, Eric Tiritilli a [...]

Preparing to Provide Paid Sick and FMLA Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) has passed the Senate and signed into law by the President.  It will go into effect on April 1, 2020.  Among the measures included as part of the [...]

COVID-19 Employers Best Practices

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed all our lives. Employers and employees are rightfully concerned about the COVID-19 virus and how it will affect each one of us. Employers, like you, are concerned with how to [...]

Estate Planning

Health Care

State Providing Needed Coronavirus Supply Relief

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts provided an update to the State of Nebraska’s efforts to procure necessary supplies for health care facilities, cities, and counties to help combat COVID-19.  The Materiel Division within the Nebraska [...]

Hospitals turn to remote monitoring tools to free up beds – STAT

Desperate to free up beds for only the sickest Covid-19 patients, hospitals nationwide are weighing the use of new technologies to monitor patients from their homes. See the full article here: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-hospitals-weigh-remote-patient-monitoring-tools/ If you have [...]

Legislative

Tax

An Overview of the CARES Act Tax Implications

The CARES Act revised, relaxed and created a number of new tax policies for businesses. While a number of these are still being clarified with respect to interpretation and implementation, they are worth looking at [...]

Workers’ Compensation